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Spurs v Monaco: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking forward to a "historic moment" for the club when they welcome Monaco to Wembley Stadium for their Group E opener.

Harry Kane (left) got off the mark for the season at the weekend
Harry Kane (left) got off the mark for the season at the weekend ©Getty Images
  • Tottenham manager Maurcio Pochettino describes game as "historic moment"
  • Spurs playing European matches at Wembley due to work at White Hart Lane
  • Hosts eliminated Monaco from last season's UEFA Europa League group stage
  • Leonardo Jardim says Monaco are "less fragile" than last term
  • Don't forget to pick your Fantasy Football team before the deadline

Possible line-ups
Tottenham:
Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Wanyama; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane.
Out: Rose (hamstring)

Monaco: Subašić; Raggi, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibé; Dirar, Fabinho, Moutinho, Traoré; Silva, Germain.
Out: Mendy (thigh), Mbappé (concussion)
Doubtful: Subašić (thigh)

Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

Mauricio Pochettino (right) oversees training on Tuesday
Mauricio Pochettino (right) oversees training on Tuesday©Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham coach
It will be a historic moment for us. We need to go to Wembley to play, act naturally and try to win games – and not try to find excuses. We need to play and try to beat Monaco. That is the most important thing. It will be an exciting moment to play with Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League. It will be fantastic – it's difficult to describe the feeling. I think it will be exciting for everyone. You have more space to play [on a bigger pitch]. It's difficult for the opponent to press you when you have more space.

Leonardo Jardim, Monaco coach
It should be a fairly close game. In comparison to last season, we are less fragile than in December [when Tottenham beat Monaco 4-1 at White Hart Lane] and we've strengthened. Spurs are a very competitive team, but we've got our plans that will hopefully help us.

We're going out to try and win the game. The team are in a good place at the moment and our form is good in Ligue 1. Hopefully we'll put in a good performance that will allow us to get on the right path to qualification.

Son Heung-Min scored twice for Spurs at the weekend
Son Heung-Min scored twice for Spurs at the weekend©Getty Images

Weekend results
Stoke 0-4 Tottenham (Son 41 56, Alli 59, Kane 70)
Spurs remain unbeaten and, to top it all, Harry Kane opened his account for the season with his 50th goal for the club. Son Heung-Min set up the England striker after registering twice himself.

LOSC 1-4 Monaco (Palmieri 90; Sidibé 2, Traoré 17, Fabinho 47, Glik 71)
Monaco march on undefeated at the Ligue 1 summit after a comfortable victory at LOSC. Radamel Falcao came off the bench on his return from injury.

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)*
Tottenham: WDWD
Monaco: DWWWWD

*This season only

The 2013 final was the last UEFA Champions League game at Wembley
The 2013 final was the last UEFA Champions League game at Wembley©Getty Images

Reporter's view: Daniel Thacker (@UEFAcomDanielT)
Tottenham approach this one in fine fettle after their resounding victory on Saturday. Pochettino's troops will also be buoyed by the fact they overcame Monaco last December in the UEFA Europa League, but Wembley is the major question mark: how quickly Spurs adapt to playing 'home' games away from White Hart Lane could prove key to their possible progression from a tight-looking Group E.

Did you know?
Spurs have played four home matches against French sides – how many of those did they win? Read more in our extensive match background.